What are you going for?Living large, or living small you decide but either way you will have dreams. We all have them the things that we want to see happen in our lives. If these dreams are going to come true we need to set goals and develop plans to make them happen. If we don’t then they will just remain dreams and never become reality. What is the difference between a goal and a dream? A goal has an action plan behind it. A Dream is only a fantasy waiting for action.
It is a new year! 2014 has started and you have to determine what this new year will look like. You can make choices that will help you achieve your goals and you can make choices that will cause your goals to just remain dreams.
We are the children of the most high King, and we are called to run after the kingdom. We are encouraged to go after goals and we are encouraged to run after dreams with purpose. The Bible puts it this way. Proverbs 21:5 says this “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”
So we are to be a diligent people who follow after their plans making their dreams become reality. Psalm 34:7 says this "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Learning how to delight in God is a challenge that is worth going after. When we are with God and love what He loves then we will see that our goals and our dreams line up with the things that he has for us. When we are following God first all the things that we want also follow God.
Following God must be our first love and we need everything else that we love to follow God as well. We need to strive to make this happen. As we move into a new year ask yourself what are your goals and what are you setting your mind to achieve. Right now you are in middle school, who will you be in high school, who will you be in college, who will you be when you are out of college? This is key many people think in these terms, but I am calling you to something else, I am calling you to think of who are you going to be through your whole life. Big dreams have big goals. What if your life was lived for the big dreams and not the small dreams what if your life was lived for others.
So here is the challenge that we will be looking at over the next three weeks.
Live your life with this goal in mind.
It’s a challenge worth going after.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders